Spells of Silence — What Might Be Causing These Periods of Relief from Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mattv, Feb 25, 2021.

    1. Mattv
      Busy

      Mattv Member

      Location:
      lincoln, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      My tinnitus is loud and 24x7, 99% of the time.

      But on rare, and seemingly unpredictable occasions, I have spells of silence. They usually don't last more than an hour or two. I have never been able to pin any associations to sleep, health, diet, exercise, or any other factor.

      I have always wondered, if my body is capable of shutting it off, there might be hope for treatment or therapy to trigger these moments of peace. When these occur, I shut myself in dark, quiet room and savor the silence for as long as it last, however fleeting.

      Still, the tinnitus always returns...
       
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    2. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      Did your chiropractic success not last? You posted a success story...
       
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      Mattv
      Busy

      Mattv Member

      Location:
      lincoln, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      It seemed to at the time, but that was early after my onset. I don't think the chiro helped at all, in retrospect.
       
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    4. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @Mattv,

      Your brain could be learning to filter out the sound so enjoy your peaceful ear time and try not search for the sound...

      love,
      Glynis
       
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    5. AliasM
      Depressed

      AliasM Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? Autoimmune, daily headaches, Ibuprofin, BP meds, Virus?
      Damn. I visited a chiro this week based on that success story. I notice a lot of "success stories" from people who are back posting about not coping with tinnitus years later. :(
       
    6. RichieTheKid
      Question it

      RichieTheKid Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Many Different things
      Enjoy the spells of silence man. It surely is a blessing.
       
    7. DRobi

      DRobi Member

      Location:
      Saint Petersburg, Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Presbycusis
      I have a had a few moments like that as well, usually upon waking in the morning. It's like magic, hearing silence again. But then as you notice the silence, the tinnitus begins to creep back in. I too have wondered if this is a physical thing with ear/brain connection, or if this is the beginnings of habituation where the brain is somehow filtering out the noise. Tinnitus is such a mysterious malady, and doctors don't seem to know a damned thing about it.
       
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